Alabama Republicans stand by Moore as national support falters

Alabama Republicans stand by Moore as national support falters

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Many Republican state lawmakers are standing by Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, even as many national Republicans are distancing themselves.

The reactions all stem from allegations made by four women in a Washington Post article last week. The four women allege, a then young 30's Roy Moore pursued them, asking them on dates or going out with them while they were under the age of 19.

One girl, claims she was 14 at the time, and that a then 32-year-old made unwanted sexual advances. Roy Moore denies any sexual misconduct and said he does not know the 14-year-old.

Moore claims the Washington Post article was a political attack. He said when talking to a group on Saturday that for the women to bring the allegations 40 years later, right before an election as "unbelievable."

Moore was asked on Hannity 's radio show Friday if he dated women 17 or 18 to which he responded, "Not generally, no. If did, you know, I'm not going to dispute anything but I don't remember anything like that."

"I would be willing to listen to the facts but right now it's a lot of he says she says" State Rep. Paul Beckman, R-Autauga, said. "I am going to hold my reservations, but that's kinda where I am right now. I am going to continue to support Moore."

"I believe him to be a man of integrity, I believe his word is good and the fact he said nothing happened I'm going to continue to support him." State Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Baldwin County said.

Most state Republicans who responded to this story said they either are waiting for more information or are still supporting Roy Moore.

Not a single Republican said they would not be supporting the Republican candidate.

"This is 2017. Politics is bloodsport we have seen people will do and say anything and a lot of people will do and say anything to get elected" Sen. Pittman said.

The election between Moore and the Democratic challenger Doug Jones is set for December 12th.

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